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One of the best municipal golf courses in the US is right here in Boston, according to the experts

A view of the green on the 12th hole at George Wright Golf Course.Lane Turner/Globe Staff

In another sign that the city of Boston’s investment in its municipal golf courses has paid off, George Wright Golf Course was ranked No. 3 in Golf magazine’s list of the 30 best municipal golf courses in America.

The course in Hyde Park was created by famed designer Donald Ross in 1938 with funding from the Works Project Administration, a New Deal agency.

In 2004, the city took operational control over the course, as well as the course at Franklin Park, another Ross creation, allocating about $200,000 a year to invest in each.

“With no weak links, this municipal course is better than most of the private courses in golf-rich Massachusetts,” according to Ran Morrissett, one of Golf’s raters.


Triggs Memorial in Providence also made the list at No. 22. Ross designed a number of courses in Rhode Island, but Triggs was his only public design.

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